Gran Fondo Hincapie Bentonville, September 7th - Register Now!
United States | Southeast | California >> GLOBAL CYCLING SUPERSTAR Robbie McEwen, signs on as Event Ambassador for the upcoming UCI Gran Fondo World Series being held in Perth this year.

GLOBAL CYCLING SUPERSTAR Robbie McEwen, signs on as Event Ambassador for the upcoming UCI Gran Fondo World Series being held in Perth this year

McEwen, participated in the Tour de France 12 times, in 1997 (117th), 1998 (89th), 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He has had 12 stage wins. In 1999 on stage 20 he won the sprint in Paris on the Champs-Elysées.

18th Jan 2016, Perth Australia -  In welcoming Robbie to the races, CIC Events would like to unveil two key initiatives the former professional road bicycle racer will be championing in his role as Event Ambassador: the Robbie McEwen VIP Riders’ BBQ and JOIN the RIDE with Robbie.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series Perth 2016

Registered riders who nominate their friends and family to race in the GFWS Qualifying events will be invited to the exclusive Robbie McEwen VIP Riders’ BBQ, taking place after the Gran Fondo on 13 March 2016. Riders will have the opportunity to relax and recover, with generous servings of both delicious BBQ favourites and post-race anecdotes on offer throughout the afternoon.

And for those who wish to race the course at their own pace and circumvent the commitment of competitive racing, JOIN the RIDE with Robbie presents such interested parties with the opportunity to do exactly that. As an Event Ambassador promoting Cycling for All, Robbie can’t wait to welcome casual riders and lead them as some of the first cyclists to ever ride through the newly redeveloped Elizabeth Quay.

GLOBAL CYCLING SUPERSTAR Robbie McEwen, signs on as Event Ambassador for the upcoming UCI Gran Fondo World Series being held in Perth this year.Commencing in the heart of the Perth CBD, the event will showcase internationally the landmark Elizabeth Quay development – further enhancing Perth’s reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The course for the qualifying rounds has been designed to explore Perth’s newly revitalised riverfront precinct, providing riders with the only opportunity to familiarise themselves with the track ahead of the Finals in September.

In addition to Robbie McEwen, the competition has also attracted acclaimed former Australian Olympic riders Stephen Fairless and Patrick Jonker. After representing his country in road cycling at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, Fairless retired from the sport shortly after, only to then make a victorious comeback and claim the UCI World Championship title in 2015. As he gears up to defend his title, Jonker rallies the charge for battle, with the triumph of winning his first World Championship and coveted Rainbow bands in his sights.

Event Director David Sierakowski said, “We are thrilled to welcome such respected athletes from the world of cycling to the city of Perth for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. The introduction of Robbie McEwen as Event Ambassador, and particularly his JOIN the RIDE initiative, should open the doors to the masses and stimulate greater participation in this exciting event.”

“In September, we will be welcoming cyclists from across the globe who will be competing to be crowned World Champion, and with the new Elizabeth Quay development, there’s no better time than the GFWS to have all eyes on Perth, Western Australia.”

To find out more about this event and how to register, simply head to uwctperth.com.au.

Robbie will be available for interviews whilst being actively on the ground at the 2016 Tour Down Under in South Australia.

The State Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to sponsor the GFWS Perth Qualifier.

For more information on the 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please visit ucigranfondoworldseries.com

 

2016 Australian Events Calendar

Gran Fondo Guide has just released its updated 2016 cycling events calendar. Click here for our 2016 Australian Gran Fondo, Charity, Challenge, Recreational and Leisure Rides guide. Please check back regularly as we confirm the dates of more events.

2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Series
 

 
Tag: ucigfws
 
Jul 16 2024 - NEWS: Great Ocean Road region to host 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship
Jul 11 2024 - NEWS: Canada loses 2026 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to Japan
Jul 09 2024 - NEWS: Stiasny and Lemaire fastest at UCI Gran Fondo Suisse
Jul 03 2024 - NEWS: Martin and Christie fastest at UCI Gran Fondo Ireland
Jun 19 2024 - NEWS: Kopse and Vlaovic fastest at the inaugural UCI Granfondo Novi Sad
Jun 14 2024 - NEWS: Milanes and Rincon fastest at UCI Gran Fondo Costa Rica
Jun 09 2024 - NEWS: Minor update of the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships courses
Jun 09 2024 - NEWS: Melis and Bruylandts fastest at the UCI Granfondo Svendborg
Jun 01 2024 - NEWS: Raim and Ebras win 43rd UCI Tartu Rattaralli in Estonia
May 28 2024 - NEWS: Why the Aussies will have the edge for 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
May 26 2024 - NEWS: Leenknegt and Baiolet fastest at 7th edition of the UCI Schleck Gran Fondo
May 24 2024 - NEWS: Belgians Decker and Timperman win UCI Granfondo Vosges
May 24 2024 - NEWS: Belgians Decker and Timperman win UCI Granfondo Vosges
Apr 19 2024 - NEWS: Krainer and Brand take victory at UCI Tour de Brisbane
Apr 14 2024 - NEWS: Simenc and Zandri fastest at UCI Istria Granfondo in Croatia
Sep 15 2016 - RESULTS: Record 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo
Sep 04 2016 - RESULTS: 17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia
Jun 06 2016 - RESULTS: 8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo
Jul 27 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Isle of Man
Aug 23 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Matildica
Aug 28 2024 - EVENT: 2024 UCI GF World Championships
Sep 15 2024 - EVENT: Amys Gravel Fondo
Sep 15 2024 - EVENT: Amys Gran Fondo
Oct 05 2024 - EVENT: Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine
Nov 10 2024 - EVENT: UCI Granfondo Pomerode
Nov 15 2024 - EVENT: UCI Nirvana Gran Fondo Antalya
Mar 09 2025 - EVENT: The Millars Gran Fondo
Apr 20 2025 - EVENT: Neusiedlersee Radmarathon
May 18 2025 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Vosges
May 24 2025 - EVENT: Schleck Gran Fondo
May 25 2025 - EVENT: 43rd Tartu Rattaralli
Jun 07 2025 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Svendborg
Jun 08 2025 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Costa Rica